Briana Santa Ana

Briana Santa Ana: 2024 Alumni Engagement Medal Award recipient

Feb. 19, 2024

The Alumni Engagement Medal (AEM) was established for college academic degree programs and the BOLD Center to recognize highly engaged alumni who impact their areas through volunteerism and philanthropic support.

Joseph Kaspryzk and Edith Zagona in front of a wall of colorful graphics.

Washington Post: Inside the race to grasp the fate of the Colorado River

Feb. 14, 2024

Professors Edith Zagona and Joseph Kasprzyk were interviewed by the Washington Post for an article which explores how the federal government is utilizing innovative, web-based tools developed by academics at CU Boulder to forecast the river’s future flows.

Evan Thomas stands next to one of his filtration devices in Africa

CEAE and other teams awarded $160M NSF-funded effort to promote climate resilience

Feb. 1, 2024

Professor Evan Thomas is leading a CEAE team that along with others has won a $160 million, 10-year NSF Colorado-Wyoming Climate Resilience Engine (CO-WY Engine) in the inaugural Regional Innovation Engines program at NSF. This program is for development and commercialization of climate-resilient and sustainable technologies that will help communities across the region and the country monitor, mitigate and adapt to climate impacts.

Kaspar Willam, Kurt Gerstle, Stein Sture and JoAnn Silverstein rest on top of Mount Audubon, in Colorado in Sept., 1984.

Remembering Kaspar Willam (1940-2024)

Jan. 26, 2024

“A great scientist. A beloved colleague. A dear friend.” These are just a few of the heartfelt sentiments that were shared in emails from across the globe in remembrance of structural engineering Professor Emeritus Kaspar Willam. Willam passed away on Jan. 7 in his home country of Austria. He was 83 years old.

Gregor Henze

Wireless sensor platform to be presented at 2024 Embark Showcase

Jan. 19, 2024

WHISPER Energy, a startup aiming to bring to market a wireless sensor platform, will be presented at the University of Colorado Boulder's 2024 Embark Showcase on Jan. 24. Developed by a multi-institutional team under the leadership of Professor Gregor Henze, the innovative technology seeks to optimize energy consumption in both residential and commercial settings by intelligently adjusting usage based on detecting human presence.

John Zhai in front of his his classroom

John Zhai wins CEAS Textbook Recognition Award

Jan. 11, 2024

Some architectural engineering text books were too general. Some were overly specific. However, Professor John Zhai has struck the perfect balance with his book, earning him the College of Engineering and Applied Science Textbook Recognition Award for "Energy Efficient Buildings: Fundamentals of Building Science and Thermal Systems."

Matt Morris and the two students who helped build his home in front of his newly-built home

Engineering students help professor rebuild the home he lost in the Marshall Fire

Dec. 21, 2023

Teaching Professor Matt Morris asked his students to help pour concrete. Students came. Two came back again. And again. For more than a year.

Karl Linden

Letter from the Chair—Dec. 14, 2023

Dec. 14, 2023

Dear CEAE Colleagues, Alumni and Friends, It’s nearly a year since I began my role as the chair of CU Boulder’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. This academic year we again have a vibrant community within civil, environmental and architectural engineering including 607 undergraduates, 94 master’s students and 106 PhD students. Of these almost 50 percent identify as women and almost 17 percent of our undergraduates are first-generation college students.

Rajagopalan Balaji with mountain in the background

Rajagopalan Balaji elected fellow of ASCE

Dec. 13, 2023

Rajagopalan Balaji, a professor of civil engineering, has been named a fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Direction. This prestigious recognition, awarded to only three percent of ASCE members, is "for celebrated contributions and developing creative solutions that change lives around the world."

Reese Jillian Hopp in a hard hat in front of a construction site

Reese Jillian Hopp — Perseverance Award

Dec. 11, 2023

After taking a year off to heal and reflect, Reese Jillian Hopp came back strong, winning the College of Engineering's Perseverance Award.